Welcome to Cindy's Baking Angels!
Angels Dedicated to Providing Support to our Deployed Military typically in war zones and aboard MEU's with baked goods and comfort items.
Team Sandslash Baking Angels is now closed. Join us October 24th@ Bakinggals.com for our November teams!!
Meet our Two November Teams!
Team USS Ronald Reagan Air Crew Baking Angels ~ November 2016
Featuring Jordan Barrett
A little about Team USS Ronald Reagan Air Crew....
I'm pleased to announce that we have a Navy recipient for one of our November teams! Many thanks to Jordan's mother, Melissa Barrett, for reaching out and sharing her son with us.
There's quite a Military legacy in the Barrett family. Melissa shares, "We are a PROUD Military Family. My husband was a Submariner and now we have our FMF Navy Corpsman who has been in over four years. He is a field marine doctor, and then Jordan who has been in since January."
More information about Team Ronald Reagan Air Crew, CLICK HERE!
Team Combat Cargo 11th MEU Baking Angels ~ November 2016
Featuring LCpl Joseph D’Arco
A little about Team Combat Cargo 11th MEU..
Barb D'Arco is one proud Marine mother and we are honored to be able to support her son, Joseph and his Buddies during our November round. Thank you, Barb, for your assistance is creating your son's Baking Angel Team!
More information about Team Combat Cargo 11th MEU, CLICK HERE!
Cindy's Baking Angels Announces Our
2nd Annual Holiday Helmet Beanie Project!
We had such great success with our 2015 Holiday Helmet Beanie Project for our Troops, that it's time to launch our 2016 campaign! Over 250 Helmet Beanies were shipped to our Troops last winter! Our Angels really stepped up and created incredibly warm helmet beanies for our Troops and they loved them!
It's time to prepare for the winter months and the cold weather our Troops will be experiencing. They really can use some warm head gear! Knitters and Crocheters are needed to create these special Helmet Beanies. I hope you'll consider supporting this project and feel free to share it with others!
For more information and how you can support, CLICK HERE!
Coming in December....Three New Teams!
Team Crazyhorse Baking Angels ~ December 2016
Featuring Travis Williams
A little about Team Crazyhorse......
I really enjoy keeping in touch with our Troops and am so pleased and proud to be able to support Travis Williams, formerly with Team Panthers back in 2013, during his latest deployment to Afghanistan! Our Angels are excited about the opportunity to support you, Travis, and all your new Buddies!
Travis writes, "Thank you for checking in with me! It was perfect timing as well, being back in it on the other side of the world! I have moved units and am now located in Savannah, GA with Charlie Troop, 3/17 CAV. We are known as the CRAZYHORSE Troop and this bunch of guys live up to that reputation for sure!"
For more information about Team Crazyhorse, CLICK HERE!
Team Maverick Baking Angels ~ December 2016
Featuring SFC Vashti Torres
A little about Team Maverick...
SFC Vashti Torres is a favorite among our Angels. We had the honor of supporting her during a previous deployment with Team Diamond Head back in 2012. Vashti has redeployed and shares a bit about her new role with the 1st Cavalry Division.
Torres writes, "Team Maverick is deployed out of Fort Hood, Texas to Bagram (eastern Afghanistan). Team Maverick is a part of the intelligence section of the 1st Cavalry Division, ensuring the Commanding General has the right information to make important decisions.
For more information about Team Maverick, CLICK HERE!
Team Dragon Slayers Baking Angels ~ December 2016
Featuring SGT Andrew Poellnitz
A little about Team Dragon Slayers
Barbara Purvis is one proud Marine mother. We want to thank her for her assistance in creating Team Dragon Slayers! You may remember Andrew from his previous deployment with Team Havoc. Our Angels are looking forward to supporting Andrew and his new Unit once again!
Barbara shares some insight into her son's decision to join the military. "Andy has wanted to serve his country for as long as I can remember. His grandfather served 23 years in the Army and Andy could never get enough of hearing grandpa's stories."
For more information about Team Dragon Slayers, CLICK HERE!
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We are seeking referrals for January and February 2017!
Refer your deployed Troops today!
Deadline for January referral information is December 10th. First come, first served! Contact me today for more information!
First come, first served! Contact me today for more information!
The Story Behind Cindy's Baking Angels....
Five years ago, following my retirement from middle school teaching, I set out to find an outreach program that would give me a sense of accomplishment.
A friend led me to Bakinggals.com, an organization which supports our deployed Troops. I became a team leader and now five years later with nearly 330 Angels in our network, "Goodie Boxes" are shipped monthly to our deployed Troops by our Angels.
Our "Goodie Boxes" are as diversified as our Angels. Baked goods, comfort items our Troops need, plus some fun and creative items are sent lovingly each and every month.
We are always seeking Troop referrals and welcome Angels to our network. Scroll down and see how you can become an Angel or Refer a Troop for a future team!
Thank you for visiting and please share with friends and help our Mission to grow!
Cindy's Baking Angels builds its Angel teams monthly, in affiliation with Bakinggals.com.
"Baking GALS (GALS stands for Give A Little Support) is a group of volunteer bakers from around the country who bake and ship homemade goodies to our heroic military men and women who are currently deployed in a war zone. Our goal is to show our support and send a little bit of home to remind them that we appreciate all that they do for our freedom." Bakinggals.com
Each month I sponsor a different Military recipient(s). Recipients are often referred to me by family members, friends, and by our military recipients themselves. Any deployed Military Troop is eligible who is in a war zone or aboard an MEU. Special provisions may be made to others. Please inquire. To refer a special Troop, please see Military Referrals for more information. Our services are free of charge to all Troops.
Once Cindy's Baking Angels selects a recipient(s), information is published on Bakinggals.com. Team sign-up can only be completed through Bakinggals.com and prospective members must be registered for their site.
Team building begins the 24th of the month and shipping is from the 1st - 13th of the next month. Team size is limited to 20 members. Baking is not a requirement. Often members send toiletries and other comfort items to help make our Soldiers' lives a little easier. Our Angels ship independently to the deployed Troop(s).
Once team sign-up is complete, I provide a detailed Team Newsletter with tips for shipping, baking, and other tricks I've learned that will be of help to newbies as well as veterans. I support my team unconditionally and any questions or comments are welcomed.
If you're seeking a communicative and supportive group, then Cindy's Baking Angels is the right match for you. Come and join us!
Special Treasures Received
Team Raptors with Molina Semple sent our Angels a very special embroidered patch as a thank you! On behalf of our Angels, I thank you, Molina and Team Raptors, for your kind gesture. It will be treasured!
Team Justice League recipient Cpt. Monty McCoy, presented us with a very special treasure...a flag and certificate. This flag was flown over Kandahar Airfield, Afghanistan on September 11, 2014, in support of Operation Enduring Freedom by the 313th Military Police Detachment "GATEKEEPERS, All In-Never Fold".
Thank you, Monty and all your Troops for this beautiful sentiment. It is very much appreciated!
Team Panthers recipient, Travis Williams, sent us a very special package. We are honored and this is for all my Angels!
Team Task Force Reaper, with recipient Michelle Lewis, shared these beautiful patches with our Angels. We are honored.
Team Bayonet with Anthony Costello was kind enough to send us this special Certificate of Achievement to our Angels. We were honored to be able to support your Troops and wish you all a safe journey.
Cindy's Baking Angels has received five very special awards from members of our Military Teams. Travis Williams of Team Panthers, Michelle Lewis of the 1-135th ARB D Company, Anthony Costello of the 173rd Airborne Brigade Combat Team, MSgt David Billa and the US Marine Corps, and MAJ Guido Lyons of Task Force Diamond Head!
On behalf of Team Justice League, Team Panthers, Team Task Force Reaper, Team Bayonet, Team Leatherneck, and Team Wings of Lightning, I proudly and humbly accept Team Panthers US Flag, which was flown on every mission over Kuwait by pilot Travis Williams, along with their patch and Coins; Team TF Reaper patches; and our US FLAGS that were flown over Afghanistan (U.S Marine Corps) and during a combat mission on July 4, 2012 (Task Force Diamond Head;, and Certificate of Achievement (173rd Airborne Brigade Combat Team). Thank you all for your effort and caring nature. This is for all my Angels!